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good wednesday morning. here's what's coming up on "early today," massive wild colorado wildfires and force thousands to evacuate. protests in turkey escalate as our own reporters are forced to wear gas masks in the midst of classes. an al qaeda's training manual is discovered and its outline of surface to air missiles. plus the pope admits to a gay lobby at the vatican. we're tracking powerful winds with gusts near 100 miles per hour today. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, june 12th. good morning. i'm richard lui. four aggressive wildfires are sweeping through colorado this morning, prompting evacuations there. the two largest are near
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zero percent contained. a record-breaking heat wave is only fueling the black forest fire near colorado springs. mandatory evacuations are under way for more than 6,000 people there. officials saying that blaze broke out tuesday afternoon moving quickly over 8,000 acres and destroying up to 60 homes with thick smoke visible for miles. officials fear that number will only grow. in addition to the black forest fire, smaller blazes are burning near cannon city and rocky mountain national park and lovito in southern colorado. now to turkey, anti-government protests are stretching into their second week. both protesters and police are vowing to stand their ground. turkey is an important u.s. ally in an important geographic location. richard engel reports from istanbul for us. >> reporter: police moved in around 7:00 a.m. and sparked the worst clashes in turkey in a decade. police used tear gas and water cannons. the protesters, stones and
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molotov cocktails. the demonstrators complained of police brutality and that prime minister erdogan is embodying an islamic agenda. supreme court supreme court [ speaking a foreign language ] >> they're trying to limit our rights of liberty and our showing our ideas. >> reporter: by evening taksim filled again with more than 10,000 demonstrators shouting against prime minister erdogan. it seemed like the violence was over. but it turned again, suddenly in the biggest crackdown of the day. hundreds of riot police and their vehicles charged in. there was a stampede as protesters rushed to escape. some fell, some injured. fires, more tear gas. this is now a challenge over the nature of this country. erdogan's islam ic democracy and
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there are protests tonight and clashes in the city of ankara. that said, there are many people watching what's going on here in anka and who believe demonstrators are getting what they deserve says erdogan. richard engel, nbc news, istanbul. the self-described nsa whistle-blower edward snowden remains in hiding and briefly came forward. tuesday congress was briefed on the once classified surveillance program and how it became public. andrea mitchell has the latest. >> reporter: called on the carpet, the head of the national security agency summoned the intelligence committee to explain, how bad is the damage and how did a 29-year-old contractor copy so many secret documents.
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and "the guardian's" glenn greenwald says more leaks are on the way. >> we're going to have a lot more significant revelations that have not yet been heard over the next several weeks and months. >> reporter: snowden is on the lam, his picture plastered on every hong kong newspaper reports nbc ian williams. >> staff here at the hotel confirms that one edward snowden did check out monday at lunchtime. he's not been seen since, but is believed to still be in hong kong. >> reporter: they confirm that lindsay mills is the girlfriend snowden left behind in hawaii. in her blog still taken down, mills refers to him as "e" and told friends she was in a state of shock over his sudden departure. snowden first reached out to award-winning filmmaker laura poitras after seeing her film "the program." the film profiled a disillusioned analyst william benny. >> the dangers is we fall into a
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totalitarian state like germany. >> reporter: he says he and poith achpoit hch poi poithras flew to hong kong to meet the source. the connection was made. the fbi is searching for snowden and his computer trail to built a case against him. >> he was an i.t. guy. and when you're one of those i.t. guys, you have a lot more access to a lot of different parts of a network because you're managing it. >> reporter: senator ron wyden filed legislation to declassifies the program and demanded answers from intelligence chief james clapper for denying records were collected. >> it's not possible for the congress to do the kind of vigorous oversight that the president spoke about if you can't get straight answers. >> and that was nbc's andrea mitchell reporting for us. the largest attempt to rewrite immigration law has cleared a crucial step in the senate. an overwhelming 82-15 vote
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senators moved to what is expected to be a lengthy debate on a bipartisan proposal. it provides the department of homeland security with an additional $3 billion to improve border security. now, after the vote, president obama reiterated his full-throated support of the bill. the bill's fate is less clear in the house, but speaker john boehner did sayed he does expect to see immigration legislation signed by the end of the year. al qaeda at work, a disturbing discovery in the west african republic of mahli. the associated press saying it has recovered a 26-page manual with detailed instructions and diagrams on how to use a sa-7 missile capable of taking down a commercial airplane. you're looking at film of similar missiles. the discovery was made in a building in timbuktu. they say the manual
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is believed to have an excerpt from a terrorist encyclopedia edited by osama bin laden him sflt. nbc bill karins is here with the forecast. >> it was -- the recipe was there for disaster in colorado. it was extremely hot. it was a little windy and it had almost no humidity in the air whatsoever and hit 100 degrees in denver and for them that's news. that was the earliest they ever hit 100 degrees in a calendar year and set the stage for fires we showed you pictures of earlier. hot through areas of albuquerque where the drought is horrible and worried about a big, bad fire season and it was still very warm still in the desert southwest from vegas to phoenix. now, the northwest it was the completely opposite story. you know, colorado still dealing with temperatures today that are easily 90 to 100 degrees so the fires again today while the northwest continues to deal with this upper level low spinning by keeping an onshore flow over oregon.
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not a lot of wet weather but enough to have the umbrella with you throughout the day especially on the coastline of washington state so the forecast for today, more showers, chance of an isolated storm or two around portland but in general, cooler on the coastal areas but once you go inland over the desert southwest and rockies, the heat continues in a big way. that's your national that do form anywhere in the inner mountain west will be dangerous today. so this weather pattern is not changing. >> yeah, going to make it tough for them in denver. thanks, bill coming, a commonsense approach to sex trafficking, government signs for gay pride information and a nap causes a $300 million mistake. plus, if you think you're killing germs when washing your hands, you better think again. some surprising details when "early today" returns in two minutes.
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in the news this morning, pope francis is admitting the presence of a so-called gay lobby inside the vatican. he made the admission last week during a private audience where he described the faction as a stream of corruption inside the holy see. the senate has advanced a bill revamping the definition of sex trafficking. under the legislation, child prostitutes would be considered victims rather than juvenile offenders. and a bill stigmatizing the gay community in russia has unanimouslily passed the lower house of parliament. the bill bans giving any children information about homosexuality and fines people who display gay pride. the measure was met with protests. a new study finds 95% of people do not wash their hands long enough to wash their hands. the study from the university of michigan found 15% of men do not wash their hands at all. as for women, 7% forgo the wash. the good news, those signs in
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restaurants telling employees to wash their hands do work. according to the centers for disease control you should wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, about as long as it takes to sing "happy birthday." now, for your early look at business, we turn to jackie deangelis. good morning. >> good morning, richard. google, microsoft and facebook are urging the u.s. government for more transparency on national security requests. google asking for permission to disclose the number and scope of those requests. the tech giants are trying to distance themselves from being willing partners in that recent program. stocks could rebound. the do you gyrating between gains and losses on fears of a fed and other central banks will soon pull the plug on their stimulus programs. finally this morning, u.s. safety regulators are giving
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chrysler until june 18th to recall 2.7 million jeep suvs due to the risk of fires and a crash. chrysler initially refused to comply with that request. richard, back to you. >> jackie, thank you very much. the equal employment community said there was discrimination by dollar general by others too. both companies deny the allegations saying they have complied with all laws. media mogul oprah winfrey has donated $12 million to the smithsonian's institution of african-american museum of culture. it will be named in her honor. in 2007 she donated $1 million and has served on the museum's council since 2004. singer nicki minaj is offering a sneak peek at her new kmart clothing line and yeah, uh-huh, they are skin tight, funky
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designs that reflect the rapper's unique style. have you ever napped on the job? one banker did and when he put his head down on the keyboard, it pressed the number 2 key transferring millions of euros. and by the time he woke up, he had accidentally transferred almost $300 million by mistake. good thing it wasn't an "i." coming up, dr. jay still feeling 63 years young and guilty it done. plus, meet the woman arrested 396 times. seriously. you're watching "early today."
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let's talk about one of those trending stories. it must be a local record. a chicago woman has been arrested a whopping 396 times. chermane miles was in court monday for three of her latest charges. realizing how often miles last been arrested, the judge ordered her to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow-up treatment. over the years, miles has been arrested 92 times for theft, 65 times for disorderly conduct, 59 for prostitution related crimes and five for robbery or attempted robbery. she's got a lot of mug shots. now let's get the latest in sports. san antonio on a three-point extravaganza. a finals record, the spurs roll
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to the third biggest victory in finals history. 113-77 and take a 2-1 lead and by the way, game three winners after splitting the first two go all the way in 12 out of 13 times. a 98% chance, that's what numbers crunchers give usa soccer of going on. panama, first place in its qualifying round. no jersey number, no signing bonus but tim tebow still happy in practice. his contract gives him two years at the veteran's minimum, 630gs. nba great dr. jay, julius erving was a dunking legend -- that was 1983. but check him out at age 63. a little slower. it's called "the doctor." who said old men can't jump? next to a pitcher's mound,
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not a great place for a sinkhole. they fixed it but the rangers can't get out of the hole losing to the indians, 5-2. it wasn't a dive, catch on a bounce. no. this was a block with his butt. orioles pitcher miguel gonzalez with the nice defensive pace. gets the out at first and edge the other people 3-2. logan morrison sneaks up to alison williams -- oh, no, you don't. she guckducks. pay for a baseball game and get a ufc fight. benches clear during the game last night. favorite quote from one of the players there, guess their arms were feeling pretty good because there were a lot of good punches thrown there. the dodgers won the game, 5-3. all right, just ahead, the beatles' ringo starr back with a new project.
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this is the end. details on that next.
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welcome back on this as we go throughout the forecast this week, we're not going to watch much changing. today will be a lot like tomorrow out there. i thought we'd look at the extended forecast through the region. los angeles, you are looking at pretty much the same weather pattern. a lot of morning clouds and fog at the coastal areas, cooler weather. temperatures warmest friday at about 80 degrees. the same story in areas like san francisco too.
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we're stuck with a status quo weather forecast. the hot spot continues to be areas there like vegas and have to say our friends up in alaska, they're not minding this weather pattern at all, richard. >> liking the 70s and 60s. bill, thanks. to entertainment, mumford and sons canceling three soldout concerts after announcing their bassist needed emergency surgery for a blood clot. duane was in excellent care and should recover soon. they said. ringo starr dropped by the grammy museum in l.a. yesterday to take a look at his new exhibit about his drumming career with the beatles. he's currently working on turning the beatles song "octopus garden" into a children's picture book. "this is the end." actors acting as themselves. i'm looking forward to that. a teaser trailer for the second film of "the hobbit" trilogy has been released. and between the elves, hobbits and dragons -- yeah, you liking
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it? no. the highly anticipated sequel is already a digital stunner. actor bob saget revived his danny tanner days. where was he at there? right in front of the san francisco home from "full house" bringing back memories. something isn't right here. designer roberto cavalli revealed this dress sketch. it's really tough to see. for beyonce's mrs. carter's world tour. looks stick thin compared to an actual picture of her in the dress on the right. which one do you prefer? i like the one on the right. i'm richard lui and this is "early today" we hope just four first stop of the day on nbc.
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leading the news this morning, in "the new york times" immigrants reach beyond the legal barrier for a reunion. three young immigrants known as dreamers hold an emotional reunion between steel bars at the mexican border with their parents who were deported from the u.s. in 2007. very emotional there. and on nbcnews.com, leaked secrets posed a risk for booz allen where secrecy means billions. booz is the company where edward snowden worked for less than three months, but the company's main business is protecting government secrets. this week could cost them a bundle going forward. topping our news -- a total of 71 is potential jurors in the george zimmerman trial have so far been dismissed. by tuesday's end, attorneys questioned 14 jurors in person. but after two days of question, they were unable to find people
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who say they had not heard something about the fatal shooting of unarmed 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> unless you've been living under a rock for the last year, it's going to be very hard for people not to have gotten some -- or a lot of information. that's a tough job that you have, i'm sure. >> zimmerman has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense. 100 potential jurors are summoned today. they're on call and do not have to report to court. we should mention that george zimmerman has sued nbc universal the parent company of this network for defamation. the company has strongly denied his allegations. to oregon. some public transit workers went above and beyond to rescue a baby deer. take a look at these pictures there. the fawn, they nicknamed her bambi, fell asleep on the tracks of a commuter rail and fortunately was taken out harm's way. this video shows a blanket being put over the fawn and picking it up before it wakes up and runs off.
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good stuff. the fawn was so small it could be the train would go over -- >> wouldn't want it to wake up. >> no, sir. >> hopefully there's a happily ever after. time for a look ahead. the suspect in the cleveland kidnapping case has had his first court appearance today. ariel castro will answer hundreds of charges, including rape and kidnapping. family members of some newtown, connecticut, shooting victims are on capitol hill. they'll meet with lawmakers for an update on the bill proposing expanded background checks. happy birthday to tv personality kendra wilkinson who turns 28. and former president george h.w. bush is 89. happy birthday all. what's coming up later on the "today" show -- from bullies to cheaters to paparazzi, is it ever okay to cyber shame somebody online? experts break down the digital dilemma. keep it right here for more news, weather and sports. i'm richard lui along with bill karins. thanks for watching "early today." you have a fantastic tuesday or wednesday.
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new details after a young child is sexually assaulted at a popular bay area park. the latest on the search for the suspect, next. a teenager caught on camera after she is kidnapped in the bay area in a parking lot. the alert neighbor who finally helped her escape. plus -- getting ready for the prop 8 ruling. what county workers are doing today that's wait for word from the supreme court. >> live outside. a shot from san francisco of the bay bridge early morning. but we're here to help you jump start your day on wednesday, june 12. this is "today in the bay." it's almost 4:31.

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